A half dozen tracks or so here made their way into another compilation for this date. But yeah, the two Crazy Fingers jams - #26 & 28 - are real ethereal, spacey keepers for sure. The others - all that hideaway/walk, blue noodle soup, toast jam, et al are mildly fun curios.
March 19, 2018 Subject:
Another Cool Session
Worth the time to spin.
Reviewer:light into ashes
October 31, 2009 Subject:
Crazy Fingers is the highlight
This is a very tired-sounding session where nothing exciting happens. At the start they go through a few different themes - Hideaway, The Walk, Music Never Stopped, then a few takes (tracks 6-8) of an extremely boring instrumental. In track 10 we hear Help on the Way surface for the first time - but it cuts during Slipknot. Then they practice Lazy Lightning a few times (like Music Never Stopped, this seems to have started as just a few chord riffs, before Weir came up with any tune). Track 16 is a unique blues-type instrumental, which unfortunately isn't very interesting. (Perhaps, like Lazy Lightning, it's the backing track to an unfinished song?) Finally, they settle on an extended rehearsal of Crazy Fingers, going through many false starts and a couple decent complete instrumental takes (tracks 26 & 28). Crazy Fingers is clearly pretty much finished at this point - as another reviewer notes, Keith has that ghostly Garth Hudson sound.
June 1, 2008 Subject:
By using my ears and visiting various Dead-related websites, here's my version of the listing for the 28-Track version:
1. Hideaway Instrumental
2. The Walk Instrumental #1
3. The Walk Instrumental #2,
4. The Walk Instrumental #3
5. The Music Never Stopped Jam #1
6. The Music Never Stopped Jam #2
7. Blue Noodle Soap Instrumental #1
8. Blue Noodle Soap Instrumental #2
9. King Solomon’s Marbles
10. Help On The Way > Slipknot! Jam
12. Lazy Lightning > Supplication Rehearsal Fragments #1
13. Lazy Lightning > Supplication Rehearsal Fragments #2
14. Lazy Lightning > Supplication Rehearsal Fragments #3
16. Toast And Jam Instrumental
17. Crazy Fingers Rehearsal Fragments #1
18. Crazy Fingers Rehearsal Fragments #2
19. Crazy Fingers Rehearsal Fragments #3
20. Crazy Fingers Rehearsal Fragments #4
21. Crazy Fingers Rehearsal Fragments #5
22. Crazy Fingers Rehearsal Fragments #6
23. Crazy Fingers Rehearsal Fragments #7
24. Crazy Fingers Rehearsal Fragments #8
25. Crazy Fingers Rehearsal Fragments #9
26. Crazy Fingers Instrumental #1
27. Crazy Fingers Rehearsal Fragments #10
28. Crazy Fingers Instrumental #2
Still may not be 100% correct, but just trying to help the cause.
This is a great sounding rehearsal. The only thing that weighs this down are the mutiple takes of "Crazy Fingers." Skip tracks 17 through 25 and get right to tracks 26 and 28. Some spacy keyboard work by Keith Godcheaux - sounds a little like Garth Hudson sitting in.
March 31, 2007 Subject:
Here’s how I broke it up on my cd:
all songs are instrumentals...
1. Hideaway 2:31 2. blues shuffle 1 3:12 3. blues shuffle 2 3:56 4. blues shuffle 3 2:31 5. Music Never Stopped reherarsal fragment1:50
6. MNS 4:31 7. bluesish jam 5:44 8. bluesish jam 4:54 9. King Solomon’s Marbles 2:57 10. Help>Slip Instrumental 3:53 11. tuning noodlings 1:28 12. L.Light/supp Rehearsal fragments 8:37 13. WangDangDoodlish blues jam> 6:45 14. C. Fingers rehearsal fragments 9:19 15. C. Fingers long take 6:37 16. C. Fingers fragments 3:17 17. C. Fingers long take/ 6:39 edited to…
18. /different C. Fingers fragment 1:02
February 26, 2006 Subject:
Worth a listen
Hey, it wasn't meant to be released . . . it's just practice . . . and how many Deadheads wouldn't have liked to have been hanging around the studio that day?! I don't know where the unusual track names came from . . . but here are my personal highlights:
Track 1 starts like MNS, but then becomes Hideaway
Track 10 is a great proto Help/Slip jam
Track 11 is Jerry tuning/jamming briefly on Sweet Betsy From Pike
Track 16 is a cool Spoonful-type jam.
September 20, 2005 Subject:
Pass on this one
A lot of noodling and repetitive practicing to slog through to get to the few bits of interesting material. March 21 is much better and has interesting jams.
April 15, 2005 Subject:
the beginning is just sick blues jamming then check out the ultra Reggae version of Crazy Fingers at the end. Just some Nutty stuff. Please i don't want to say any more because you need to listen to this.